Textile Engineering - Career, Salary and Colleges

The Indian textile industry is in rapid progress and is offering huge revenue to the country. It has increased the need for engineering graduates who have the skills in engineering, design, chemistry, management, computers, apparel, marketing/sales, and quality control.

Textile Engineering uses the principles of engineering with specific knowledge of textile equipment and processes. The course curriculum also draws knowledge from other engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and industrial and chemical engineering.

Textile industry basically involves manufacturing of various types of fabrics both natural and synthetic as well as of production machinery and application of new technology. The industry has categorized in three major areas of work namely research and development, manufacturing and merchandising.

Eligibility Criteria

The textile industry in India is one of the largest industries in the world and is still expanding. It thus has an immense career potential for the young masses. Aspirants who want to make career in textile engineering or technology can pursue courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. One can even choose to carry out research work.

There are many engineering colleges/polytechnics/universities in India offering courses in textile engineering and technology.

  • For doing B.Tech in Textile Engineering one should have completed +2 Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and/or Biology. Most engineering colleges in the country select candidates based on written entrance examinations.
  • After completing B.Tech/BE in textile engineering, one can either start a professional career or can continue his/her study by joining M.Tech and PhD programs offered by the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is a pioneer institute in the field offering B.Tech/M.Tech/PhD programs.

Career and Job Prospects

Textile engineering graduates find excellent job opportunities in diverse industrial sectors. The Career paths include process engineering, research and development, production control, technical sales, quality control and corporate management through the production supervisory route.

Apart from joining textile farms and manufacturing units after B.E./B.Tech one can also join M.Tech course or can go for doctorate degrees. For doing research in India, one has to qualify the NET/JRF entrance examination conducted by UGC and CSIR jointly. Also there are good opportunities abroad for carrying out research work.

Salary Package

Fresh Graduates from reputed engineering colleges having BE/B.Tech degree can receive starting pay-packages ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. The salary increases with experience and skills.

A textile engineer with 2-3 years of industrial experience can earn more than Rs 50,000 per month apart from other perks and benefits.

Top 10 Textile Engineering Colleges in India 2017

1Delhi Technological University – Delhi
2PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore
3Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology – Punjab
4MIT – Pune
5Kumaraguru College of Technology – Coimbatore
6L.D. College of Engineering – Ahmedabad
7Anna University of Technology – Coimbatore
8Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology – Punjab
9Punjab Technical University – Punjab
10College of Engineering, Anna University – Chennai